Brussels (MTI) – Foreign ministers of the European Union had plans for a new European defence strategy on the agenda of their informal meeting in Amsterdam on Friday, Peter Szijjártó told MTI by phone.

The Hungarian foreign minister said that Europe had not faced this many security challenges since the second world war, especially the challenges faced in the south and in the east.

Concerning the new strategy, Szijjártó said it was crucial to focus on stability in the Western Balkans and the EU’s eastern neighbours. Hungary urges acceleration of the EU integration of the former region, and will propose that European sanctions against Belarus should be lifted, Szijjarto said. He also suggested that the EU should remove its visa requirement for citizens of Georgia.

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